What’s HOT! Central Florida

Finally, everything you need to know in Central Florida to plan your week is wrapped up in a nice neat package. Art, entertainment and cultural events are all covered starting with a wrap up of the previous week and a summary of the hottest events around town.

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 7/30 – 8/5

There are a couple of people I’d like to recognize this week. I’m really proud of Nayte Carrick, President of MBA Orlando. In his first year, he has helped the chamber of commerce grow and he has led Orlando Pride in a fun and interesting new direction. I know I can’t wait until the Pride […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 7/23 – 7/29

This is a very exciting week for the gay community in Central Florida. Parliament House Resort in Orlando will be celebrating its 40th anniversary all this week! I can’t wait to see what Don, Susan and the rest of the P-House family have in store. This is the third year in a row I’ve been […]

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What’s HOT Central Florida: 7/16 – 7/22

Hey guys! Let me tell you about what I did this July 4 weekend. I was invited by Visit Philadelphia to cover the 50th anniversary of the first gay civil rights protests in the United States. There were a lot of events honoring the protests, and many important people who contributed to our quest for […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 7/9 – 7/15

I had the most amazing time at St. Pete Pride! The air was absolutely electric and it was so great to see hundreds of thousands of people lining Central Avenue, shouting and holding up signs like “America is ready for the freedom to marry!” We sure are ready, and I know everyone else was too. […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 7/2 – 7/8

I can’t believe it’s already July! Wow, where did the time go? Last you heard from me, we were completing a very active Pride Month! Lakeland and St. Petersburg celebrated Pride while Orlando had one of their largest Gay Days celebrations ever! Now we move on to another happening weekend: the Fourth of July falls […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 06/25 – 07/01

We are getting to the end of LGBT Pride Month. It’s been such a fun and busy time for all of us at Hotspots. We covered Gay Disney Week in Orlando, we wrote about Polk Pride in Lakeland, we had great representation at Stonewall Wilton Manors, and now we’re at St. Pete Pride. A lot […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 6/18 – 6/24

Living in Tampa, I visit Orlando every so often to keep in touch with people and businesses, but there is no Orlando experience quite like visiting Orlando during Gay Disney Week. I worked the official Gay Days Expo at the DoubleTree for a couple of days and I met lots of nice people. Then of […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 6/11 – 6/17

I can’t believe it’s already June! Where has the year gone? It’s such a cool feeling knowing that the year has breezed by and you’ve been so busy with various events and activities to notice! Gay Disney Week is done, and now we look forward to next week’s Polk Pride in Lakeland and then St. […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 6/4 – 6/10

I had a great time this Memorial Day Weekend! I went to Pensacola and took photos at The Cabaret, where The Armorettes were raising money for a local HIV/AIDS service organization, and Emerald City, where Adore Delano from RuPaul’s Drag Race sang to a packed house. Then, when I got home, there were two events […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 5/28 – 6/3

This past weekend was absolutely wonderful! I stayed at the Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg and took photos during the sixth annual Bear Soup Weekend! The entire resort was sold out for the duration of the weekend. I had fun meeting all the people in Tampa Bay’s Bear Soup club. I’ll see you guys very […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 5/21 – 5/27

The heat and humidity are both out in full force and the love bugs are mating. All of that means that we’ve finally reached Florida’s version of summer. You will get lots of chances to enjoy it; it’s going to be around for about six more months! As you read last week, my friends from […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 5/14 – 5/20

Hey guys! On Sunday night I was honored to judge the Miss City Side pageant in Tampa. Anjila Cavalier represented the club very well this year, but now her reign has ended. You can still see her weekly at Flamingo Resort in St. Petersburg and of course at other establishments in Tampa Bay. Congratulations to […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 5/7 – 5/13

I saw Kathy Griffin at The Lakeland Center last week and she was phenomenal. Nearly her entire set consisted of new material, and everyone was in stitches. I brought Kathryn Nevets, your current reigning Miss National Comedy Queen, who dressed up just like Kathy! People even wanted to take selfies with Kathryn to remember their […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 4/30 – 5/6

Hey guys! Let me first give a shoutout to Pro Shop Pub in Clearwater, because they recently celebrated their 39th anniversary! The oldest bar in Tampa Bay is still going strong. I can’t wait to see what they have in store for their 40th! Also, I have been in celebrity heaven recently. Roberta Flack and […]

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What’s Hot Central Florida: 4/23 – 4/29

Two Tampa Bay businesses recently celebrated anniversaries! First, Liquid Tampa celebrated their third anniversary with Lance Bass in the house singing one of his most recent songs with Bella Blue! I got to meet both of them and they were having so much fun. Then, Sawmill Resort in Pasco County celebrated their seventeenth anniversary with […]